At the June 2017 meeting of the Flaxton Rural Lutheran Cemetery Association, there was a discussion about when exactly all those spruce trees were planted. Dennis Jacobsen said they were planted in May 1967 and that he had a picture of himself standing next to a newly planted tree.

After he found the picture, Dennis thought it might be nice to have a picture of himself standing by the tree now.

As you can see, Dennis and the trees have grown some in the past 50-plus years.



The Flaxton Rural Lutheran Cemetery is down the road from the Nygaard Farm, just a little over a mile north of the city of Flaxton, North Dakota, on Burke County Road 13, which is sometimes known as 77th Avenue NW.

In early June of 1902, Marion E. Baker, a local landowner and farmer whose residence was about a half-mile south of the Cemetery, sold to the Flaxton Danish Evangelical Lutheran Congregation three acres of land for $60. (Click here to see a copy of the deed in Volume 26, pages 292-293 from the Burke County Recorder's Office.) On this land to the north of the Cemetery, the Congregation built a church which was dedicated December 1, 1907. The church was dismantled in the Spring of 1958 but the church's outhouse still stands.

And, of course, the Cemetery is still there.

The plan drawing of the Cemetery shown below was done in 1924 by Jens P. Andreasen, who was the minister of the Congregation from 1923 to 1933. "Kort Over" is Danish for "Map," "Menighed's Kirkegaard" means "Congregation's Cemetery," and "Sydlige Halvdel" is "Southern Half." "Kørevej" means driveway, "gangbro" is walkway and "nord" is north. "En Sec." is a section and "En Lod" is Danish for a portion.

Numbered stone markers were put into the ground in the mid-1970s by the Flaxton Rural Lutheran Cemetery Association which today has responsibility for the Cemetery and its upkeep. Locations of the numbered stone markers, headstones, footstones and metal markers were measured and photographed from mid-May through July, 2013; new additions were measured and photographed in the summers of 2015 and 2017.

Click on a person's name on the blueprint below or on a name in the alphabetical list below the blueprint to see that person's headstone or marker.

For other information about burials in the Flaxton Rural Lutheran Cemetery you can go to FindAGrave.com.



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Burials in the Flaxton Rural Lutheran Cemetery

Marion E. Baker

February 20, 1868 - June 11, 1905

Mary Smith Chapman

1878 - 1906

William Chapman

1876 - 1915

Marie F. Miller Christensen

September 28, 1878 - May 18, 1904

Thora Duus

1918 - 1918

Thorvald Duus

1890 - 1918

Baby Boy Frederickson

1908 - 1908 (No marker found)

Wilbur Frederickson

1914 - 1914

Baby Boy Jacobsen

1922 - 1922

Claudia Jean Breding Jacobsen

February 28, 1946 - April 11, 2014

Dwight Etlar Jacobsen

April 2, 1947 - December 11, 1996

Etlar Martin Jacobsen

November 6, 1925 - March 23, 2015

Kirstine Jensen Jacobsen

August 3, 1869 - October 28, 1910

Lars Jacobsen

September 25, 1865 - April 9, 1942

Olga Sorensen Jacobsen

1892 - 1960

Rudolf Jacobsen

July 21, 1896 - November, 1970

Unnamed Child Jacobsen

1910 - 1910

Clifford Jensen

1919 - 1923

Eno Erdahl Jensen

December 7, 1902 - April 29, 1904

Florence Jensen

unk - unk (No marker found)

Leona Sophia Jensen

March 13, 1906 - December 17, 1906

Unnamed Twin Girls Jensen

February 5, 1908 - February 5, 1908

Unnamed Twin Boys Jensen

November 25, 1908 - November 25, 1908

Alma Rawn Jorgensen

July 21, 1902 - January, 1987

Harley E. Jorgensen

March 24, 1934 - August 24, 1992

John Jorgensen

November 18, 1904 - August 4, 1997

Agnes Jacobsen Lind

1901 - 1988

Carl Lind

March 1, 1895 - February, 1978

Joyce Darlene Myron Lind

1944 - 2007

Dean R. Miller

July 6, 1957 - August 17, 2004

Gordon Miller

1924 - 2008

Herdis Kirstine Jacobsen Miller

April 22, 1923 - August 15, 1997

A. J. Nygaard

September, 1866 - 1946

Margrete Andersen Nygaard

August 26, 1870 - January 5, 1924

Mereith Pearl Urton Nygaard

July 15, 1914 - February 14, 2008

Norman Nygaard

November 20, 1906 - April 22, 1997

Arthur Rawn

1914 - 1914

Axel Rawn

1907 - 1936

Christian H. Rawn

April 3, 1871 - March 26, 1950

Henry Rawn

October 15, 1907 - December, 1978

Leora Rawn

July 29, 1916 - January 23, 2015

Marie Rawn

July 8, 1877 - 1957

Baby Boy Smith

1907 - 1907

Anton "Uncle Anton" Sorensen

1860 - 1937

Arnold B. Sorensen

July 1, 1898 - September 27, 1944

Clarine Sorensen

March 16, 1928 - April 10, 1992

Dorothy Sorensen

1906 - 1960

Harlin M. Sorensen

January 26, 1924 - April 12, 1985

Juline Sorensen

1867 - 1938

Martin Sorensen

1865 - 1925

Baby Boy Strandskov

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Adrian Verhulst

c. 1854 - November 22, 1903

Anton Winther

1860 - 1944

John Winther

1895 - 1944

Kirsten Winther

1868 - 1918

Ole Winther

1853 - 1907

Our Darling Baby [probably Baker]

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Dwight E. Jacobsen headstone Claudia Jean Breding Jacobsen headstone Dwight Etlar Jacobsen headstone Etlar Martin Jacobsen marker Etlar Martin Jacobsen headstone Joyce D. Lind headstone Jorgensen family headstone Alma Jorgensen marker William and Mary Chapman headstone Harley E. Jorgensen headstone Mary Chapman headstone William Chapman headstone Leora Rawn headstone Henry Rawn headstone R marker Unnamed twins Jensen headstone Leona Sophia Jensen headstone Eno Erdahl Jensen headstone Axel Rawn headstone Rawn family headstone Arthur Rawn headstone Lind family headstone Agnes Lind marker Carl Line headstone Agnes Lind headstone Marie Rawn headstone Christian H. Rawn headstone Jacobsen family headstone Baby Boy Jacobsen marker Baby Boy Strandskov marker Kirstine Jacobsen, Unnamed child Jacobsen Lars Jacobsen headstone Ole Winther headstone Olga and Rudolf Jacobsen Herdis and Gordon Miller Dean R. Miller headstone Sorensen family headstoone Winther family headstone Anton Sorensen headstone Juline Sorensen headstone Martin Sorensen headstone John Winther headstone Kirsten Winther headstone Anton Winther headstone Clarine and Harlin M. Sorensen headstone Arnold B. Sorensen headstone Dorothy Sorensen headstone Nygaard family headstone A. J. Nygaard headstone Margrete Nygaard headstone Marion E. Baker headstone Our Darling Baby headstone M. E. B. stone Mereith and Norman Nygaard headstone Adrian Verhulst headstone Marie F. Christensen headstone Baby Boy Smith marker Wilbur Frederickson marker Thora Duus marker Thorvald Duus marker Clifford Jensen marker